- Decades of experience with regulation, scientific and technical legal issues and analysis, chemical fate, transport and exposure; human and environmental effects legal criteria and analysis (acute and chronic toxicity, carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, flammability/explosivity, persistent, bioaccumulative criterion).
- Nationally recognized litigators, acknowledged for our work in environmental litigation. Our environmental litigators include experience with precedent setting Safe Drinking Water Act, Clean Water Act, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (“CERCLA” or Superfund), Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act, and Oil Pollution Act matters.
- Two of our environmental litigators were senior litigators at DOJ and are skilled in high stakes environmental litigation.
- Fully engaged in the factual issues, working on cases involving those PFAS chemicals subject to regulation and with potential to present adverse health and environmental effects, status of regulatory and scientific determinations on specific PFAS compounds.
- Experts in potential fate and transport of studied PFAS compounds, the history of PFAS use, the media via which they enter the environment and potential impacts on human health. We work closely with consultants with the technical expertise to address these issues.
- Track PFAS cases around the country, as well as developments internationally, and know what facts are presented in other cases and what legal strategies are being used by litigants. We know the intricacies of the governing law. We are also actively monitoring and representations involving the Aqueous Film-Forming Foams (AFFF) Products Liability Litigation.
- E&W Law attorneys have extensive experience representing utilities, businesses, and regulators, national and local groups of water and wastewater utilities. We have deep ties throughout the industry.
- We understand the government’s point of view. At the federal level, our team includes John Sheehan, a former United States Department of Justice senior trial attorney from the Environment and Natural Resources Division and Brent Fewell, a former United States Environmental Protection Agency Office of Water Official, and numerous former Federal and State regulatory and litigation attorneys.
- Numerous attorneys with technical and scientific degrees, training and decades of experience in chemistry, biology, chemical engineering, toxic substances.